AMS Member Profile ~ Robert (Bob) Fontana ~
I periodically teach marquetry classes at The Woodworkers’ Club in Rockville, MD.
My wife and I live in Potomac, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C.
Editor's note: Bob's marquetry box entitled A Tribute to Hokusai received both First Place and Peoples' Choice Awards at the 2011 Northwest Fine Woodworking Box & Container Show in Seattle, WA. The box was adorned with marquetry panels depicting woodblock prints from the Japanese master of the 18th century.
"A Tribute to Hokusai" - Jewelry box with 4 marquetry panels, semi-precious stone inlays, acrylic stenciling
Hokusai's "Kajikazawa in Kai Province"
Detail of the top cover design for "A Tribute to Hokusai"
"Samurai with Loi" - Copper gilding with chemical patination
"Year of the Dragon" - Copper & Gold Guilded Marquetry
Mantle Clock Design in 18th century Hepplewhite style